Valentine’s Day is this weekend, a holiday full of love, creativity and romance. This doesn’t have to be restricted to showing affection to a significant other – you can also learn to fall in love with your workplace design. What particular design aesthetics that make your heart go pitter patter are up to you, but you can find inspiration in these eight wildly romantic and creative office designs from around the world.
Adobe – Lehi, UT
The Adobe campus in Utah is an outstanding work of architecture and the design reflects the company’s innovation. Features to fall in love with: Employee connection and collaboration with an open office design. Bold typography on windows and walls. Seating around an indoor firepit for meetings.
Dropbox – San Francisco, CA
The Dropbox offices in San Francisco are created with inspiration in mind. The office is full of a funky design to stimulate creativity with lots of nature elements incorporated. Features to fall in love with: Palm trees around the office. Unique and romantic lighting. The clever Romance Chamber, Breakup Room and Arrears working spaces.
Fnuky – Adelaide, Australia
Working in an ad agency requires extreme creativity and the dark and dangerous design of Fnuky definitely puts employees in the mood for innovation. Features to fall in love with: Luxury gold booths. A full stocked bar. Bright chandeliers admit dark design and colored lighting.
Google – Zurich, Switzerland
Without a doubt, Google has some of the most imaginative office design, but the Zurich office is the easiest workplace design to fall for. Features to fall in love with: Relaxing foam-filled baths. Enjoy meals in a sky lounge. Get cozy with co-workers in gondola meeting spaces.
Pixar – Emeryville, CA
Pixar is all about creativity, as evidenced in their brilliant animations. Their office space does a spectacular job of reflecting and promoting that quality. Features to fall in love with: Comfy couch working spaces. Colorful lighting. Cubicles to call home.
Selgas Cano Architecture – Madrid, Spain
The designers behind Selgas Cano Architecture took the phrase “Nature inspires” literally. Their office is half underground with a glass ceiling to be inspired by the beauty of nature. Features to fall in love with: No cubicles for collaboration. Soft lighting to allow natural light ot prevail. Beautiful trees and foliage to get inspired.
Three Rings – San Francisco, CA
There is something incredibly romantic and inspiring about steampunk design. The Three Rings office was inspired by the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and is full of hidden treasures. Features to fall in love with: Victorian parlor office spaces. Game consoles in treasure chests. A secret room hiding behind a bookshelf.
Ubiquitous – Manchester, UK
Ubiquitous provides so much inspiration for those who want to revamp their office. Design and technology come together in this fusion of ideas. Features to fall in love with: Warm tile and wood-paneled walls. Raw bulb lighting that sets the innovative mood. Vintage style furniture placed in den settings. What makes you fall in love with your office design is up to your personal tastes and interests. But these workplace designs from around the world should give plenty of inspiration to show your office space some love this Valentine’s Day.